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La Puente mayor pleads not guilty in perjury case

February 18, 2010 |  4:16 pm
Mayor Louie LujanLa Puente Mayor Louie Lujan pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of perjury, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

Lujan, 33, allegedly committed the perjury in connection with an official report he submitted that failed to fully detail all funds received and disbursed from his campaign account, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The complaint charges Lujan with committing the perjury on or about Feb. 2, 2009. Lujan could not be reached Thursday afternoon for comment.

A graduate of USC and Loyola Marymount University, Lujan was raised in the San Gabriel Valley and was first elected to public office as a member of the La Puente Valley County Water District, according to his his biography on the La Puente website. He was elected to the La Puente City Council in March 2001.

--Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Mayor Louie Lujan. Credit: City of La Puente.